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May 28, 2014


"The challenge is to revise and rewrite long after the original excitement over the piece has faded, and to create a finished product that—in spite of all the tinkering—evokes that same sense of excitement and discovery in the reader." The entire piece, is wonderful. But this --- especially this --- is staying with me.

Thank you, Charles, exactly what I'm wrestling with today. Your essay (blog) serves as a swift kick in the rear. Always a delight to read your work - you make it look so easy!

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